Blue Shimmer Progress

After stalling for a good couple of hours, I finally got knitting on the colorwork part of my Bohus starter project, a Blue Shimmer hat. Bohus knitting has a reputation for being somewhat tough to do. It is stranded colorwork like Fair Isle, but you will sometimes have more than two colors you are dealing with – some designs have up to 5 colors in some of the rounds. As it turns out, it’s not that bad!

I’m roughly a third of the way through the colorwork part of the hat. This design has a few three color rows, but nothing more complex. I’ve been trying to be very careful with my tension, but that’s really the thing I’ve had to watch the most. The pattern isn’t hard to follow, though I did do some prep work to make it easier for myself. Since Bohus patterns often feature very similar colors next to each other, I made a copy of the chart and sat in strong light and noted which colors were in each row before I got started. So far so good!

13 thoughts on “Blue Shimmer Progress

    1. That’s what the hat is leading up to πŸ™‚ I’ve had a kit for the Forest Darkness for a while now and have stalled on getting going on it. Once the hat is done, that’s next. So you can see if it’s horrible or not. Do you have a specific one you want to do? There are so many lovely ones!


  1. This is looking beautiful. I have only tried knitting with 3 colors once. It was a cardigan with a patterned yolk. The problem I had was that I did not like going from carrying 3 strands on the yoke to a single strand for the body and sleeves. I frogged and chose a fair isle instead. Your project looks great though.

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    1. That can definitely be an issue! There are really only a few rounds that have three colors – the others are one or two. But still, it definitely makes a difference in the tension. I think when I do my sweater I may change to one needle size up for the patterned part. Not sure about that part yet πŸ™‚

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